25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

10 – 17 OCT 2020

Ricky Rapper und der schlaue Leonard

Original title: Risto Räppääjä ja liukas Lennart
International title: Ricky Rapper and Slick Leonard
81 min
Children´s Film
from 8 years
German Premiere
Direction: Timo Koivusalo
Script: Sinikka Nopola, Tiina Nopola, Timo Koivusalo
Actor: Minttu Mustakallio, Samuel Shipway, Sanni Paatso

Additional Information
Artista Filmi Oy

It is summer holidays at last and nobody can “ruin” ten-year-old Ricky Rapper’s day. The red-haired, witty boy lives with his aunt Rose, loves beatboxing, goes out with Nelly, the neighbour’s daughter, and is actually fully satisfied with himself and the world. But then Rose says she has to find a father for Ricky, as a kind of role model. She secretly places an advert and the first candidates show up soon: an old head teacher, a sumo fighter, a stilt walker from the circus and a musician – fortunately none of them is to Rose’s liking and neither are they to Ricky’s. Ricky does not need a father; he prefers to spend his time with Leonard, an old friend of his aunt. Leonard considers himself to be the best “father figure” for the boy, especially since he likes Rose very much. But she does not give up after the failed attempts and decides to find herself a man from abroad. At that point, the Italian Luigi Bolognese suddenly appears and Rose is delighted with this gentleman. But Ricky and Nelly do not trust this mysterious “foreigner”, and they find out that somebody else is behind Luigi ...